HESH-0581D5: Medieval: Vessel

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VESSEL

Unique ID: HESH-0581D5

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Body sherd from a pottery vessel, not enough survives to indicate the form, probably dating from the medieval period (1250-1450). The sherd is irregular in plan and profile. The fabric is a relatively soft fired earthenware with a number of small angular and sub-angular grit, grog (pottery temper) iron stone and quartz inclusions. The fabric colour is a uniform mid buff orange. Glaze has been applied to the external face of the sherd. This glaze is a mid greenish yellow colour and is slightly translucent – as the colour of the fabric shows through. Not enough of the vessel survives to suggest the size or form of the vessel, and the sherd itself is particularly plough worn and abraded. As it is not sooted it would suggest that the vessel was not associated with direct heat cooking, and may be associated with serving or tableware. The dating of the sherd is difficult due to the size but the presence of the yellowish glaze would suggest a medieval date. The sherd measures 36.5mm in length, 25.1mm width, is 6.3mm thick and weighs 6.21 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1250
Date to: AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.5 mm
Width: 25.1 mm
Thickness: 6.3 mm
Weight: 6.21 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

Primary material: Pottery
Manufacture method: Wheel made
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Glazed

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Dinedor

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Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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